Apologetics Archive

Evidence of Things Unseen

Posted April 20, 2017 By John C Wright

I have a question about the verse of St. Paul’s that says faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. Have these words have changed in the shades of their meaning since King Jame’s day and age? The word substance these days means a tangible solid. Now, speaking of the tangible property of […]

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A Short History of English Sectarian Tolerance

Posted January 19, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with the warlike yet noetic name of Scholar-at-Arms writes: ” Its philosophical basis is the claim that civic peace is more important than true religion, which if one has lived through an England wracked by civil war might seem eminently reasonable based on experience” Peace more important than religion? With all due respect, […]

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Hope in Secondary Worlds

Posted January 14, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader’s question had me pondering the difference between the secondary worlds invented by Christians, such as Narnia and Middle Earth, and those invented by heathens, such as Earthsea, or The Dying Earth. I am beginning to believe the difference between the two worlds we make are profounder than what it first seems, and this […]

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A Question for Stefan Molyneux

Posted January 11, 2017 By John C Wright

The bold Stefan Molyneux tackles head-on one of the more nagging issues which acts as a sea anchor to atheism, namely, if there is no God, why be good. I confess to being quite a fan of his. He has the skills and temper of a philosopher, and so in him I see a kindred […]

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Christmastide

Posted December 26, 2016 By John C Wright

Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, no witch has power to charm, So hallow’d and gracious is the time. […]

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I have often said there are only three strong and sound arguments in favor of atheism: one is the argument that nature is a sufficient cause to explain all physics and metaphysics, ergo no divine being need be hypothesized; the second is that an omnipotent, omniscient being could not have desires or perform actions to sate […]

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Theology Corner: The Ruined Cathedral

Posted December 21, 2016 By John C Wright

Some questions from a curious soul about the mysteries of Christ. “Prior to Christ, had philosophers come to such conclusions or was it only after Christ’s revelations that they later backed into it?” Yes. Both Socrates and Aristotle, by reason alone unaided by revelation, deduced that the universe was controlled by a single, supreme being […]

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Theology Corner!

Posted November 28, 2016 By John C Wright

Since I have forsworn commenting on politics under after Advent, I thought I would share a letter I wrote in reply to some questions from a reader on a theological matter: Once we are convinced that men have free will, and that the supernatural must exist if the natural order exists, this leaves us with […]

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Mike Flynn on the Bright Ages

Posted October 20, 2016 By John C Wright

Anyone interested in a good overview of the events of the “Galileo affair” could do far worse than reading this clear and well-worded series of columns crafted by Mike Flynn, an author who combines wit and wisdom so well, that he is like one-eyed man in the country of the blind. Which is also the name […]

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The Most Difficult Fifty Bucks I Ever Earned

Posted September 26, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader asked me to view the following two hour lecture on geocentrism. He promised me fifty bucks if I was not convinced. I wished I had asked for more. This was painful to sit through. The man involved, Robert Sungenis, is, to put the matter kindly, a smug and dishonest crackpot without even the […]

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